You Can Help!

Help us by donating money or time

Whether you can give of your time or your money—or both—there are so many ways to help AnimaLovers!! Read on to learn more about how you can help us make a difference to animals in the capital district.

Your Money

Please consider making AnimaLovers one of your charitable contributions—AnimaLovers is an IRS-designated, all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable corporation (14-1784402). AnimaLovers is also registered with the State of New York General Charities Bureau (057882) as a not-for-profit charitable organization. Contributions to AnimaLovers are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from AnimaLovers or from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, New York, 10271.

Donate Via PayPal

One of the easiest ways to help is by donating to AnimaLovers through PayPal. Click the Donate button to send a contribution via PayPal (our formal name—Animal Welfare League of the Greater Capital District—displays as the payee).

Donate Your Car to Benefit AnimaLovers

Help the Animals and Receive a Tax Deduction! We have an agreement with the national organization "" to enable you to donate your old car to make a donation to AnimaLovers. Go to our page on their site by clicking here. If you have any questions, please call 348-3903, and press 2. One of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

Your Time

Clinic Volunteer

AnimaLovers clinic

We are always in need of people to help staff our cat clinics at the East Greenbush PetSmart. Please click here to learn more about this position and, hopefully, let us know of your interest!

Foster Volunteer

And, since we have no permanent facility to house our animals, we depend on our foster families to provide loving care until permanent homes are found. If your family can help, we will be able to accept more animals in need of help. Find out more about how you can help by clicking here and, then, we hope to add you to OUR family of families! Click here for the foster home application form.

While You're Online...

You can shop online and contribute to AnimaLovers at the same time!

GoodShop by GoodSearch is an online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting AnimaLovers. Go to 875144 and start shopping! (Also, conduct your searches using GoodSearch. See below.)

Make a donation of your purchases at over 1500 online stores like Amazon, eBay, Travelocity, Home Depot, Staples, and many, many more. Go to this site

While Searching the Internet

Use GoodSearch

  • Get started by displaying the GoodSearch home page—click here.
  • In the center of the screen you will see a prompt to enter the charity that you want to receive the donations.
  • Type "AnimaLovers" and click the Verify button. This action establishes AnimaLovers as your chosen charity. Each time you search using GoodSearch, you will be donating to AnimaLovers.
  • Next, set up GoodSearch to display as an option in your browser toolbar.
    Click on the line-"Add GoodSearch to your IE, Firefox, or Mac toolbar",
    and follow the directions.
  • If you need technical assistance, feel free to send an email to
    Your email will be answered within 24 hours.